Then Jonathan said to David, “I swear by the LORD, the God of Israel, that I will surely sound out my father by this time the day after tomorrow! If he is favorably disposed toward you, will I not send you word and let you know?
And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew it thee;
And Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father, about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if he is well disposed toward David, shall I not then send and disclose it to you?
Then Jonathan told David, “I promise by the LORD, the God of Israel, that by this time tomorrow, or the next day at the latest, I will talk to my father and let you know at once how he feels about you. If he speaks favorably about you, I will let you know.
And Jonathan said unto David, O Lord God of
Or by the Lord God of Israel, I swear unto thee; for this is the
form of the oath, as Jarchi and Kimchi observe:
when I have sounded my father about tomorrow any time, [or]
the third [day];
searched, inquired, and found out how his disposition is:
and, behold, [if there be] good toward David;
if he is well disposed to him, as may appear by speaking
respectfully of him, or kindly inquiring after him, and by being
satisfied with the account given him:
and I then send not unto thee, and show it
then let the vengeance of God fall upon me in some remarkable
manner or another, as follows; or "shall I not then send unto
thee, and show it thee" F20? certainly I will; that is, I will
send a messenger to thee to acquaint thee with it, who shall tell
it, and cause thee to hear it, as from myself.
xlva za alw) "an non tune mitterem?" Junius & Tremellius;
"nonne tunc mittam ad te?" so some in Vatablus.